Avoiding the pediatrician's error: how neuroscientists can help educators (and themselves)

  title={Avoiding the pediatrician's error: how neuroscientists can help educators (and themselves)},
  author={John T. Bruer},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
  • J. Bruer
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Neuroscience
to support a considerably more moderate recommendation. The best response a concerned scientist might make is to point out the pediatrician’s faulty logic. The pediatrician erred in drawing conclusions about functional change from data on structural change without considering whether or how the two phenomena are related. Before enacting the pediatrician’s recommendation, we would like to know considerably more about how changes in height and weight, or factors influencing them, are related to… Expand
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